Ellyse Perry to captain Birmingham Phoenix in Women's Hundred

Ellyse Perry will captain Birmingham Phoenix in the Women's Hundred this season, taking up the role she was set to fulfil last summer before being ruled out through injury. The allrounder has played only one time of the Hundred, in 2022, scoring 134 runs in six matches. Phoenix's arrangements to construct a group around her in 2023 were scuppered when Cricket Australia precluded Perry after she harmed her left knee in a former ODI series against Ireland. Eve Jones delegated as chief, yet Phoenix neglected to dominate a game, losing seven out of eight to complete lower part of the table. Perry and individual abroad star Sophie Devine were among seven players held by Phoenix in Spring's draft. Perry's re-visitation of Edgbaston is as much a lift for the Hundred concerning her group. The 33-year-old is one of the most high-profile players in the game with 314 covers for her country across a global profession in its eighteenth year. She was the main run-scorer in this season's WPL, scoring 347 runs at 69.40 while likewise taking seven wickets for possible champs Regal Challengers Bengaluru. Perry likewise has an abundance of initiative involvement in Sydney Sixers in the Ladies' Huge Slam Association, where she turned into the main player to chief 100 WBBL matches. "I'm inconceivably respected to be named Birmingham Phoenix chief," Perry said. "It is a brilliant club which is a big deal to me. It was truly frustrating to pass up joining the gathering last season so I'm truly eager to be back this year. "I'm anticipating joining the entire playing crew, both our current and new players to pursue a truly effective season for the Phoenix." Somewhere else, shielding ladies' bosses Southern Courageous have reported Georgia Adams as their new commander following Anya Shrubsole's retirement. Shrubsole closed down by aiding Daring break their duck as losing finalists in the initial two releases, thanks to a limited extent to Adams, who drove the opposition with 16 wickets. Adams is commander of Southern Snakes, the homegrown ladies' side who are additionally based at the Utilita Bowl. Last year, she accomplished the twofold of prevailing upon the 50 Rachel Heyhoe Rock Prize and Twenty20 Charlotte Edwards Cup. "It's an honor to be taking over from Anya who was an astonishing chief and somebody the entire group admired," Adams said. "I'm really eager to get rolling and truly anticipating driving an incredible gathering of players and attempting to protect the prize." Valiant additionally affirmed James Vince will keep on driving their side in the Men's Hundred, having directed the group to progress in the debut 2021 season.